Wednesday 11th June

17:00 h. Registration

18:00 h. Opening session

18:15 h. Conference

Microbial genomics and culture collections, D. Ramón

19:00 h. Guide Tour (Meeting point: main entrance of the venue)

20:00 h. Cocktail (Jardín Botánico, Calle Quart, 80, Valencia)

Thursday 12th June

09:30 h. Symposium I – Advances in isolation and preservation of microbes,
Chair: R. Aznar

09:30 h. Electro-hydrodynamic technology as an alternative process for
improving the viability and storability of microorganisms
, J.M. Lagarón,
C.M. Librán, A. Lopez-Rubio, G. Sanchez, R. Aznar

10:00 h. Discovering biodiversity in the artificial water reservoir system
of Gran Canaria
, A. Martel, N. Rancel, V.C. Alamo, M. Suárez, E.S. Onis, C.P.
Reyes, B. Surek, M. Melkonian

10:30 h. Coffee break

11:00 h. Symposium II – Microbes and bioeconomy: regulation and legal aspects,
Chair: G. Verkley

11:00 h. Nagoya Protocol on Access to genetic resources and Benefit
Sharing (ABS): Challenges and opportunities for Microbiology,

11:30 h. The Budapest Treaty and its importance for biotechnological
 E. Glantschnig

12:00 h. Nagoya Protocol at the doorstep – how collections in the Micro8
bial Resource Research Infrastructure (MIRRI) prepare to comply,

12:30 Round discussion

13:00 h. Lunch and poster exhibition

14:30 h. Symposium III – New tools to explore biodiversity, Chair: A. Ventosa

14:30 h. Metagenomic studies on hypersaline environments: isolation
and characterization of new prokaryotes,
 A. Ventosa, A.B. Fernández,
M.J. León, C. Sánchez-Porro

15:00 h. Phylogenomic analyses and PBP5 progression of Enterococcus
faecium strains isolated from food and other sources,
 E. Pietta, S. Gazzola,
S. Vasileiadis, M.C. Montealegre, J.H. Roh, B.E. Murray, P.S. Cocconcelli

15:30 h. The NCYC; brewing up biodiversity for biotechnology, S.A. James,
C. Nueno-Palop, C.J. Bond, A. Elliston, K.W. Waldron, E.J. Carvajal Barriga, P.
Portero Barahona, I.N. Roberts

16:00 h. Coffee break

16:30 h. Symposium IV – Microbes at work (Biotechnological applications),
Chair: G.C. Varese

16:30 h. High-throughput screening of yeast biodiversity for the production
of high value biobased chemicals
, A. Elliston, S.A. James, J. Dicks, I.N.
Roberts, K.W. Waldron

17:00 h. Fungal laccases: an effective new treatment against micropollutants
in municipal wastewaters
, F. Spina, C. Cordero, V. Tigini, T. Schilirò, C.
Bicchi, G.C. Varese

17:30 h. Analysis of bacterial genomes: from biodiversity to industrial
, P.S. Cocconcelli, D. Bassi, F. Cappa, C. Fontana, S. Gazzola, E.
Pietta, E. Puglisi

20:00 h. Dinner

Friday 13th June

09:30 h. Symposium V – Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure, Chair: E.

09:30 h. The MIRRI project and its status halftime, E. Stackebrandt

10:15 h. Possible microbial applications data gathering in MIRRI, A.N. Vasilenko,
S.M. Ozerskaya, O.S. Stupar, A. Klindworth, B. Bunk, P. Romano, D. Smith, F.O. Glöckner

10:45 h. Coffee break

11:15 h. Symposium VI – Management and practicalities of Culture Collections/
Biological Resource Centers
, Chair: A. Zuzuarregui

11:15 h. Microbial Culture Collection in India, A. Sharma, Y. Shouche

11:45 h. BRC-LIMS : application for the management of French Biological
Resource Centres of Microorganisms
, S. Demey, E. Begaud, N. Chaïbi, J.M.
Gallais, E. Raynal-Melchy, D. Clermont, L. Talignani, E. Helloin, S. Casaregola,
A. Favel, M. Briand, F. Valence-Bertel, M.L. Dardé, I. Villena, R. Guyoneaud, M.
Pressigout, C. Bizet

12:10 h. Novel approaches to the isolation and maintenance of microalgal
cultures: The CCAC experience,
 B. Melkonian, M. Melkonian

12:30 h. Round discussion on MIRRI membership criteria, A. Zuzuarregui,
A. Hellemans

13:00 h. Lunch and poster exhibition

14:30 h. ECCO annual general meeting


P1. Training and education provided by Microbial Culture Collections in Europe
(I): Panorama on tools, and contents produced and used within the
MIRRI consortium, A. Antunes, F. Kempf, N. Lima

P2. Training and education provided by Microbial Culture Collections in Europe
(II): Overview on current demand and needs of customers of the MIRRI
consortium, A. Antunes, V. Piessens, A. Zuzuarregui, I. Perugini, M. Fischer-Le Saux,
E. Helloin, N. Lima

P3. Pyrosequencing vs isolation and molecular identification to analyze LAB
population associated to chicha, a traditional maize-based fermented beverage
from northwestern Argentina, R. Aznar, P. Elizaquível, A. Pérez, A. Yépez,
E. Jiménez, C. Aristimuño, P.S. Cocconcelli, G. Vignolo

P4. Acetobacter musti sp. nov., an acetic acid bacteria isolated from Bobal
grape must, Y. Benavent-Gil, R. Mañes-Lázaro, A. Yépez, I. Pardo, S. Ferrer

P5. RAPD typing: A useful tool for selection and implantation analysis of an
O. oeni starter non-histamine producer in wine, C. Berbegal, Y. Benavent-Gil,
I. Pardo, S. Ferrer

P6. PYCC – a repository of Mediterranean yeast diversity, C. Carvalho, A. Yurkov,
A. Fonseca, J.P. Sampaio

P7. Genetic diversity in Oenococcus oeni strains isolated from musts and wines,
L.E Cruz-Pio, Y. Benavent-Gil, S. Ferrer, I. Pardo

P8. Biotechnological properties of BAL isolated from Atole agrio, a traditional
maize-based fermented beverage from Mexico, P. Elizaquível, A. Llorca, A. Pérez,
A. Yépez, J.M. Rizo, C. Wacher, P.S. Cocconcelli, R. Aznar

P9. Screening of the National Collection of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (NCPPB)
for novel antimicrobials, J.G. Elphinstone, A. Aspin, L. Barron, M. Boughtflower, R.
Romero N. Cook, R. Stones

P10. The role of culture collections in scientific research projects, A.K. Kaczorowska,
T. Kaczorowski, J.K. Kristjansson

P11. Rapid detection and identification of wine microorganisms by FISH coupled
to epifluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry, O. Lucio, I. Pardo, S.

P12. Analysis and direct quantification of Brettanomyces bruxellensis populations
in red wine by plate count, FISH, flow cytometry and quantitative
PCR, S. Callejón, O. Lucio, V. Santos, I. Pardo, S. Ferrer

P13. Developing a standard for Biological Resources Centres, A. Martins, N.
Lima, P. Sampaio

P14. The lactic acid bacteria used in the production of bee bread, M. KIeliszek, A.

P15. Phylogenetic characteristics of fungal strains isolated wheat grain, F.
Zdiennicki, D. Pietracha, A. Misiewicz

P16. Molecular differentiation of wine and brewery yeast strains with identification
of flo and mal genes polymorphism and their expression by realtime
PCR, A. Misiewicz, A. Terebieniec, A. Mikołajczuk-Szczyrba, A. Goncerzewicz,
K. Szewczuk

P17. The Oocystaceae family: Phylogenetic resources as a keystone in cryptic
strain identification of cultures collection, V.C. Motino, D.R. Laetsch, V.C. Álamo,
A. Martel, C.P. Reyes

P18. Evaluation of the behavior of two organic yeasts in organic bobal must vinifications:
implantation and fermentation abilities, L. Polo, P. Pérez, S. Ferrer,
I. Pardo

P19. The gut microbiota of pollinators: an unknown and unexplored treasure
chest of biodiversity, J. Praet, I. Meeus, G. Smagghe, P. Vandamme

P20. Multilocus sequence analysis of the clades ‘Ichthyoenteri’ and ‘Splendidus’
of the genus Vibrio, T. Lucena, E. Tarazona, M.C. Macián, D.R. Arahal, M.A. Ruvira,
M.J. Pujalte

P21. Case studies of GGDC calculations with novel taxa of marine bacteria, D.R.
Arahal, T. Lucena, M.A. Ruvira, M.C. Macián, R. Aznar and M.J. Pujalte

P22. Isolation, identification and characterisation of endophytic and pathogenic
Colletotrichum guaranicola isolated from guarana leaves (Paullinia
cupana var. sorbilis (Mart.) Ducke) in Brazilian Amazon, M.C.A. Silva, C. Santos,
N. Lima, J.L.S. Bentes

P23. A PMA-qPCR assay for a rapid detection and quantification of Saccharomyces
cerevisiae viable cells from wine, V. Santos, I. Pardo, S. Ferrer

P24. Kinetics of biofilm formation by drinking water-isolated Penicillium expansum,
L.C. Simões, M. Simões, N. Lima

P25. Study of the viability of Aspergillus strains freeze-dried in 1955, C. Soares,
C. Santos, M.L. Martins, N. Lima

P26. BCCM/ULC, a culture collection to explore diversity and bioactivity of
(sub)polar cyanobacteria, A. Wilmotte, M. Renard, J. Kleinteich, K. Waleron, M.
Waleron, V. Storms

P27. Pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani J.G. Kühn 1858 towards rape seedlings,
I.S. Pronicheva, O.S. Stupar

P28. Identifying Pseudomonas strains from VTT Culture Collection with a sequencing
approach, O. Priha, D. Clermont, C. Bizet, E. Storgårds

P29. Authentication of the Cladosporium strains deposited at the Mycotheca
Universitatis Taurinensis (MUT): a polyphasic approach, V. Prigione, I. Perugini,
L. Reale, G.C. Varese

P30. Analysis of fungal community structure in the rhizosphere of different tomato
genotypes grown in suppressive and conductive soils, A. Poli, A. Lazzari,
V. Prigione, M. Girlanda, G.C. Varese

P31. Criteria for MIRRI MRC membership, A. Zuzuarregui, R. Aznar, E. Garay, A. Hellemans,
D. Jansens, M. Le-Saux, I. Perugini, V. Piessens, V. Prigione, G.C. Varese